The Weather Makers

Saturday - Sunday
Kelly Richardson (Canada)

The Weather Makers is the first solo exhibition in Scotland by Canadian artist Kelly Richardson. Richardson creates hyper-real digital films of rich and complex landscapes that have been manipulated using CGI, animation and sound.


Dundee Contemporary Arts

152 Nethergate,
DD1 4DY
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Geltung [validity]: perception of a natural right

Friday - Sunday
Diogo da Cruz, Max Dovey, Felicity Hammond, Petra Szemán

The exhibitions brings together four artistic investigations that re-evaluate established methods of financial exchange bestowing new material values and identities to their subjects. In a landscape where monetary currency is pinnacle, the artists interrogate notions of personal and individual history, locality and its impact in identity and the framework that contains our cultural objects.


Generator Projects

25/26 Mid Wynd Industrial Estate
DD1 4JG

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Petroleum Manga

Saturday - Sunday
Marina Zurkow (USA)

In The Petroleum Manga, each banner represents oil-derived things, organized by the specific petrochemical that informed their fabrication, inspired by Hokusai’s thirteen volume set of manga, a loose collection of objects arranged loosely by type.


Dundee Science Centre

Greenmarket
DD1 4QB
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Digital D’Arcy

Friday - Thursday
Caroline Erolin

An exhibition of images created from 3D digital scans of historic specimens from the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum. The digital reconstructions can also be experienced online via the University’s Sketchfab account, and downloaded to create 3D prints.


Sharing Not Hoarding

Mary Slessor Gardens (North East side)
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FluoreSense

Tuesday - Sunday
Nedyalka Panova (Bulgaria)

Soft Synthetic Rocks are not usually found in nature. They are subject of prototyping and imagination. The archetype comes from geology where fluorescence is due to failure or defect in the periodic structure of the solid rock.


The McManus. Part of the group exhibition Future Artifacts

Albert Square
Meadow side
DD1 1DA
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Pretty Fly For A Wi-Fi

Tuesday - Sunday
Roel Roscam Abbing (Netherlands)

An overview of do-it-yourself Wi-Fi antennas, constructed from a combination of pots and pans, dishes and cans through which people from around the world give shape to their collective dream of creating an alternative networks.


The McManus. Part of the group exhibition Future Artifacts

Albert Square
Meadow side
DD1 1DA
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Strewn Fields

Tuesday - Sunday
Scott Kildall (USA)

A data-visualization of meteorite impact data etched into stone at different locations on the Earth. Using data provided by Peter Jenniskens at the SETI Institute, Kildall wrote custom algorithms that created files specific for a high-pressure waterjet cutting machine. 


The Mills Observatory. Part of the group exhibition Future Artifacts

Glamis Road
Bulgy Park
DD2 2UB
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Souvenirs (Corcovado)

Tuesday - Sunday
Gabriel Menotti (Brazil)

A collection of small plastic figurines of Christ the Redeemer, the iconic statue in Rio, Brazil, in the guise of tourist souvenirs. The 3D printed figurines were made from the many electronic traces of the real monument – found videos or promotional footage – processed using 3D scanning software.


The McManus. Part of the group exhibition Future Artifacts

Albert Square
Meadow side
DD1 1DA
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Stutterer

Tuesday - Sunday
Thomson & Craighead (UK)

An instructional artwork – a poetry machine that uses the human genome like a music score to play back a self-assembling video montage spanning the thirteen years it took the Human Genome Project to complete the first documented human DNA sequence. Commissioned by LifeSpace with support from the Wellcome Trust, and loaned from the collection of


The McManus. Part of the group exhibition Future Artifacts

Albert Square
Meadow side
DD1 1DA
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Future Artifacts

Tuesday - Sunday
Gabriel Menotti, Scott Kildall, Roel Roscam Abbing, Thomson & Craighead, Nedyalka Panova

This intervention-exhibition presents artworks and installations across the galleries and public spaces of the McManus and the Mills Observatory.


The McManus and The Mills Observatory

The McManus Albert Square, Meadowside Dundee DD1 1DA

The Mills Observatory, Glamis Road, Balgay Park, Dundee, DD2 2UB
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Rendering the Past

Tuesday - Sunday
3DVisLab

Produced using a combination of photogrammetry, LIDAR scanning and digital reconstruction the team at DJCAD’s 3DVisLab invite you to explore Dundee’s lost architecture through augmented reality in at the former site of the Royal Arch in Slessor Gardens.


North end of Slessor Gardens

Waterfront Place
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The Museum of Alternative History (MAH)

Tuesday - Thursday
Timothy Guthrie (USA)

The Museum of Alternative History (MAH) features documentation, texts and selected objects from artist Timothy Guthrie’s ambitious project developed in response to ongoing denigration of facts and history in the United States.


NOMAS* Projects

9a Ward Road
DD1 1LP
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The Art of Making Trouble

Tuesday Joseph DeLappe (USA)

Artist and activist, Joseph de Lappe, likes making trouble. From hacking drones to selling despotic dictators on eBay, nothing is off limits, as he uses his over 30 years’ experience in online gaming and sculpture to create installations that react to modern politics and warfare.


The McManus

Albert Square
Meadow side
DD1 1DA
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Pecha Kucha

Tuesday

We will be joining Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 19 for our festival warm up!


Bonar Hall

Park Place
DD1 4HN
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A huge space of endless predetermined possibilities

Wednesday Catherine Mason

This talk, part of the programme celebrating the centenary of D’Arcy Thompson’s book ‘On Growth and Form’, considers how the writing of code has been used to draw since digital computing technology became accessible to artists from the mid-1960s.


University of Dundee

Carnelley Building
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Artists’ Shorts

Wednesday Screening Programme

A curated series of national and international artists’ shorts reflecting the festival theme.


The Mayfly

142 Perth Road
DD1 4JW



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A Polyphonic Essay on Memory

Thursday Alexandra Ross, Gayle Meikle & Laura Leuzzi

A performance, presentation and discussion on the theme of memory generated through artworks selected from the REWIND Artists Video Archive and research project EWVA European Women’s Video Art in the 70s and 80s.


Unit 6, Vision Building

20 Greenmarket
DD1 4QB
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Records and Wireframes

Thursday - Sunday
Paul Dolan (UK) & Paul Walde (Canada)

Records and Wireframes presents moving image works by artists Paul Dolan (UK) and Paul Walde (Canada) alongside skeletal remains of the extinct Tasmanian Tiger, on loan from the collection of the University of Dundee’s D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum. Curated for NEoN by artist Kelly Richardson to accompany her exhibition at DCA, ‘The Weather Makers’, ‘Records and Wireframes’ explores themes around climate change and screen culture with allusions to the past, present and future.


Centrespace

Dundee Contemporary Arts
152 Nethergate
DD1 4DY

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Echo

Thursday Tom deMajo (UK)

An evening event of multidisciplinary presentations in response to The Weather Makers, with invited guest artist Tom deMajo.


Dundee Contemporary Arts

152 Nethergate
DD1 4DY
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Mouse Mandala

Thursday - Sunday
Joseph DeLappe (USA)

Used, broken or otherwise discarded computer mice, woven into a growing spiral, inspired by thoughts of contemporary cubicle work cultures.


West Ward Works - Part of the group exhibition Media Archaeology: Excavations

Guthrie Street
DD1 5BR

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Ruined Polaroids

Thursday - Sunday
William (Bill) Miller (USA)

Artist William Miller’s series of work, ‘The Ruined Polaroid’, results from his use of a broken Polaroid SX-70 camera.


West Ward Works - Part of the group exhibition Media Archaeology: Excavations

Guthrie Street
DD1 5BR

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Bruit Blanc

Thursday - Sunday
VOID (Belgium)

The site-specific installation ‘Bruit Blanc’ is an aesthetic reflection on the existing discipline of sound archaeology.


West Ward Works - Part of the group exhibition Media Archaeology: Excavations

Guthrie Street
DD1 5BR

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Rites of the Zeitgeber

Thursday - Sunday
Verity Birt (UK)

The Zeitgeber (‘time giver’ or ‘synchroniser’) is honoured here by a triadic henge of stacked CRT monitors in which past durations collide with future vacuums.


West Ward Works - Part of the group exhibition Media Archaeology: Excavations

Guthrie Street
DD1 5BR


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Give me time/This page is no more

Thursday - Sunday
Olia Lialina (Russia)

This slide projection documents the lifecycle of GeoCities web pages, the now-defunct web hosting service. GeoCities was founded in July 1994 by “Beverly Hills Internet” and quickly became one of the most popular hosting services on the web.


West Ward Works - Part of the group exhibition Media Archaeology: Excavations

Guthrie Street
DD1 5BR

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Merch Mulch/Shining360

Thursday - Sunday
Claire Hentschker (USA)

A three-dimensional photogrammetric amalgamation of abandoned shopping malls, digitally reconstructed from youtube videos taken prior to the sites’ destruction.


West Ward Works - Part of the group exhibition Media Archaeology: Excavations

Guthrie Street
DD1 5BR




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Heritage Site

Thursday - Sunday
Nicky Bird (UK)

An art and archaeology project working with the story of a house buried in five industrial spoil heaps, known as the Five Sisters.


West Ward Works - Part of the group exhibition Media Archaeology: Excavations

Guthrie Street
DD1 5BR



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Laboratory for Variable Risk Perception

Thursday - Sunday
Ele Carpenter (UK)

A stunning collection of domestic uranium glassware, displayed behind glass and illuminated by ultraviolet light.


West Ward Works - Part of the group exhibition Media Archaeology: Excavations

Guthrie Street
DD1 5BR


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Clickmine

Thursday - Sunday
S Friend (Canada)

Clickmine is a hyperinflationary ERC-20 token that is minted by a clicking game. Clicking games, like cookie clicker and cow clicker, are the reductio ad absurdum of a ‘game’ (brutalist with a sense of humour). 


West Ward Works - Part of the group exhibition Media Archaeology: Excavations

Guthrie Street
DD1 5BR


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Media Archaeology: Excavations

Thursday - Sunday
Group Exhibition

This group exhibition – the central programme of NEoN – will show how digital art and technology is materially understood now and will be in the future.


West Ward Works

Guthrie Street
DD1 5BR

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Slow Scan Television (A Media Archaeology)

Thursday - Sunday
Patrick Lichty

Artist/curator/researcher Patrick Lichty has been investigating the history of Slow Scan Television. He will present his project “The Night Before Tomorrow/Duntoria 2017 – A telematic performance” described as part of “24 Hours Later”, inspired by Robert Adrian X.


West Ward Works - Part of the group exhibition Media Archaeology: Excavations

Guthrie Street
DD1 5BR
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VIRTUAL Hall

Thursday - Sunday
Rhoda Ellis with Adam Lockhart

David Hall’s video sculpture represented in virtual reality: A Situation Envisaged: The Rite II (Cultural Eclipse), 1988-1990. Come experience the works by being immersed in a life-sized ‘VIRTUAL Hall’ or gallery, to appreciate how media art works are at risk of obsolescence due to their use of CRT monitors.


West Ward Works - Part of the group exhibition Media Archaeology: Excavations

Guthrie Street
DD1 5BR
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Standard Video

Thursday - Sunday
Dr. Elke E. Reinhuber

A video work about standardisation. Mr. Anthony, from the German Institute for Standardisation, describes their services, aims and origins. At the same time, the concept of standardisation is elucidated by visualising some standards of video technology.


West Ward Works - Part of the group exhibition Media Archaeology: Excavations

Guthrie Street
DD1 5BR
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Material Speculation: ISIS

Thursday - Sunday
Morehshin Allahyari (Iran)

‘Material Speculation: ISIS’ is a project of 3D modeling and 3D printing focused on the reconstruction of 12 selected (original) artifacts (statues from the Roman period city of Hatra and Assyrian artifacts from Nineveh) that were destroyed by ISIS in 2015.


West Ward Works - Part of the group exhibition Media Archaeology: Excavations

Guthrie Street
DD1 5BR
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ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION

Friday - Saturday
William Miller (USA), Paul Walde (Canada) & Dr Sonia Fizek (Poland)

Join visiting artists William Miller (USA) and Paul Walde (Canada) for a discussion about artistic strategies that use digital media to capture both the present moment, the past and the future. Chaired by Dr Sonia Fizek (Poland), a games and digital media researcher at Abertay University.


Dundee Contemporary Arts Cinema

152 Nethergate, DD1 4DY
Fully Accessible
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NEoN Activity Room

Friday - Sunday
Janey Muir (UK) & others

Debuting the NEoN Activity Room, a cosy space in West Ward Works open for people of all ages to reflect, relax and refuel.


West Ward Works

Guthrie Street
DD1 5BR
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NEoN Mini Symposium

Friday Prof. Sarah Kenderdine, Prof. James Newman, and exhibiting artists

The mini symposium offers a unique opportunity for artists, academics, critics, theorists and practitioners to reflect on the current state of digital and new media art, and the wider theme of the festival.


Discovery Point & RRS Discovery

Riverside Drive
DD1 4XA

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SCAN tour, panel discussion and reception

Friday

NEoN Walking Tour / Panel Discussion and Reception

As part of NEoN Digital Arts Festival, SCAN invites you to join a hosted tour of some participating galleries and spaces in Dundee (from 2:15pm-6pm) and a panel discussion (from 6pm-7:30pm). Join for one or both!


Mary Slessor Gardens (tour) / West Ward Works (panel discussion and reception)

tour starts at Mary Slessor Gardens
panel at West Ward Works, Guthrie Street, DD1 5BR
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Modern Times

Friday Charlie Chaplin

‘Modern Times’ depicts the struggle to preserve humanity in a modern, mechanised world. The comedic mayhem that ensues has ensured that this remains one of Chaplin’s greatest and most enduring works.


Mecca Dundee Playhouse

104-110 Nethergate
DD1 4EH
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Petroleum Manga Weaving Workshop

Saturday

As part of her project, Petroleum Manga, artist Marina Zurkow invites you to up-cycle her art work in this hands-on workshop.


Dundee Science Centre

Greenmarket
DD1 4QB
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Historical Stereographs

Saturday - Sunday
Drop in

Come and be amazed by our selection of historical stereographs, see them through a Victorian style stereoscope, an early 60’s classic or use NYPL Labs Stereogranimator, a tool for transforming historical stereographs from into shareable 3D web formats.


West Ward Works

Guthrie Street
DD1 5BR
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Self-Made Wi-Fi Antennas workshop

Saturday Roel Roscam Abbing (Netherlands)

Taking inspiration from Roscam Abbings ‘Pretty Fly For A Wi-Fi’ project, this workshop show participants how to construct their own do-it-yourself Wi-Fi antennas using locally sourced materials.


Dundee Science Festival

Greenmarket
DD1 4QB


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Reinventing the Art Lab (on the blockchain) workshop

Saturday Ruth Catlow (UK)

This workshop for artists, technologists and theorists with Ruth Catlow takes a pragmatic approach to building technical and economic capacity in the arts starting with the arts lab.


Hannah Maclure Centre

Abertay Student Centre
1 - 3 Bell Street
DD1 1HP
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Future Fossil Ceramics Workshop

Saturday Dundee Ceramics Workshop

Make your own Future Fossil with Dundee Ceramics Workshop, inspired by Future Artifacts – intervention of objects hidden amongst the collections of McManus and Mills Observatory.


West Ward Works

Guthrie Street
DD1 5BR
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NEoN at Night

Saturday - Sunday
Various Artists

As always NEoN celebrates its festival with a late night party. Acts include Plastique Fantastique, Verity Brit & Musician U, Fallope & The Tubes and Resident DJ RHL.


West Ward Works

Guthrie Street
DD1 5BR

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Dungeons & Dragons bitesize taster workshop

Saturday

A media archaeological themed Dungeons & Dragons mission with Jenny Heubeck (Ahoy Comics), Robin Griffiths (Melophius) & the NEoN Crew.


West Ward Works

Guthrie Street
DD1 5BR
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Storytime & Play for Pre-Schoolers

Sunday Thomas Sloan

Sunday Morning story & gallery play with actor & storyteller Thomas Sloan reading from Hello Ruby, with creative activies to keep little hands busy. (with coffee for the grown-ups). Suited to age 5 and under, older siblings are very welcome. 


West Ward Works

Guthrie Street
DD1 5BR
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Atari: Game Over (2014)

Sunday Film Screening

ATARI: GAME OVER documents the creation and termination of the “worst video game ever,” the ET game for Atari. After the ET game was produced, it was savaged by users and critics so strongly that the company scooped up all the copies of the fiasco and buried them in a landfill. So the theory goes…


Hannah Maclure Centre Cinema

Abertay Student Centre
1 - 3 Bell Street, DD1 1HP
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Petroleum Manga Character – Drawing Workshop

Sunday Robin Griffiths & Jenny Huebeck

Design and draw your own Petroleum Manga character, inspired by Petroleum Manga by Marina Zurkow (USA).


West Ward Works

Guthrie Street
DD1 5BR
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